Boeing to Build Space Launch System Core Stage Under $3B Contract

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has signed a $2.8 billion contract with NASA to build the core stage of the company’s Space Launch System rocket as the company and agency near the end of the last review of the stage prior to full production. The company also builds the avionics features for the SLS’ core stage and will study the SLS Exploration Upper Stage as prime contractor, Boeing said Wednesday. SLS...

Boeing to Build 44 Super Hornets, Growlers

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will build 44 Super Hornet and Growler aircraft over the next two years under a new contract awarded by the F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office. The U.S. Navy will receive the aircraft by the end of 2016 and Australia’s air force will also acquire 12 Growler jets that the country asked for in July 2013, the Navy said Monday. The F/A-18 Super Hornet and its EA-18G Growler is...

GSA Gives Agencies OK to Proceed on OASIS Small Business Vehicle; Tom Sharpe Comments

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Tom Sharpe The General Services Administration has informed federal agencies that they can begin using the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business contract vehicle to acquire professional services. GSA issued the notice to proceed on OASIS SB after both the Court of Federal Claims and Government Accountability Office dismissed a set of protests filed on the vehicle, GSA said...

Air Force Awards Lockheed $2B for Missile Warning Satellite Production

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $1.86 billion fixed-price contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for work to complete production of two satellites as part of a system designed to give early warnings of ballistic missile launches. Lockheed said Tuesday that the Space Based Infrared System is intended to have a mix of company-built Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellites, hosted payloads in a highly...

Iron Bow Wins $150M IT Contract with Commerce Dept.

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Iron Bow Technologies, has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce for IT hardware focusing on network-related products. The five-year blanket delivery order, issued under the National Institutes of Health Electronic Commodities Store III, has an estimated total value of $150 million and has the potential to be available for use by any of Commerce’s 12 operating units, Iron...

Subsystem Technologies Awarded FAA Logistics Services Contract

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Subsystems Technologies will help the Federal Aviation Administration manage real estate and materiel at 10 agency sites in the U.S. under a five-year logistics support services contract. More than 100 employees will work on the contract, which also covers space management services, the company said Monday. Contract work is intended to support information technology needs for the National Airspace...

Serco Wins Five-year European Space Agency IT support contract

In league with Capgemini and Orange Business Services (OBS) Serco has received a new contract to provide IT support services to the European Space Agency (ESA). The €55 million quinary agreement has flexibility for a two-year extension, beginning on the first of July. Conditional to this contract Serco will be able to give their European cohorts a diverse selection of Workplace Support services,...

Air Force Picks 12 Firms for $3B R&D Support IDIQ

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Twelve companies will compete for task orders to perform technical area tasks in support of research and development work for the U.S. Air Force under a potential five-year, $3 billion contract. The Defense Department said Thursday that contractors will provide research, development, test and evaluation, and advisory and assistance services to the Air Force under the Defense Systems Technical Area...

Air Force Awards $10B to Northrop for B-2 Sustainment, Updates

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded a potential 10-year, $9.9 billion contract to Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) for modernization and sustainment work on the B-2 Spirit bomber. Northrop will perform the work under delivery orders over five base years and up to five additional years if the Air Force exercises an option for the Flexible Acquisition Sustainment Team II contract, the Defense Department said...

Lockheed Wins $914M Air Force ‘Space Fence’ Radar Production Contract

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $914,699,474 contract to build a ground-based surveillance radar for the U.S. Air Force to track and detect objects in space. The Air Force is obligating $415 million in fiscal year 2013 and 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds for the “Space Fence” program and has given Lockheed 52 months to reach initial operating capability, the...